25 September 2023

TAIWAN: PS recruits like job security

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A survey has found the overwhelming majority of newcomers to the Taiwanese Public Service chose the career because of the salary and benefits it brings.

The findings showed that almost 65 per cent of respondents agreed that, unlike the private sector, working in the public sector relieved them of the stress of being sacked.

About three-quarters of respondents (76 per cent) said they considered the Public Service to be their lifelong career and 95 per cent said that Public Service jobs were stable and secure.

However, 87 per cent and 85 per cent of respondents, respectively, would welcome lessons on financial management and retirement planning as part of their training, the survey showed.

Secretary-General of the Examination Yuan, Lee Jih-shyuan said the age at which people enter the PS was rising.

The Examination Yuan is the body responsible for checking the qualifications of Public Service applicants.

“The Government should investigate this trend for older applicants to the Civil Service and whether this trend could affect employment and training,” Mr Lee said.

“It is also worth considering how to improve the performance and quality of the Civil Service when many employees see their jobs as being very secure.”

It is the first time the survey has been held, so no long-term trends can yet be deduced from the results.

Member of the Examination Yuan, Yang Ya-hwei suggested PS employees who were training for promotions should be surveyed separately.

The survey targeted 3,871 trainees who last year passed senior or junior-level Public Service examinations and were hired for the first time.

Taipei, 19 June 2018

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